Adventures in American Bookshops, Antique Stores and Auction Rooms.

Detroit: The Douglas Book Shop, 1922. Sm. 8vo, 125, (3, index)pp. Original unlettered plain brown ribbed cloth. Upper hinge loose but holding, very good. First edition a fascinating account of the author’s favorite (and not so favorite) book shops, mainly in New York but also Chicago, Detroit, Boston, and even a small mention of San Francisco. He also waxes eloquent on dealers of all kinds from runners of books to rug and painting speculators who paid pennies and sold for thousands. This palpable excitement must have inspired collectors and dealers at the time and is an early if not the first book on the excitement of the chase that Van Allen Bradley and others continued from the 1930s up to today. A scarce book in good condition, limited to 1000 copies and this copy inscribed by Bruno slightly enigmatically: “In memory of (drawing of a heart). For Harry F. Greene from his fellow sufferer Guido Bruno NY May 5th 1930.” The dust-jacket (not present) is titled “Booksellers I have met”. (Item Id: 109281)

$150.00
Buy Now

All items are guaranteed as described but may be returned for any reason for resale for a full refund within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped, and insured as received. Payment in US dollars drawn on a US bank, including state and local taxes as applicable, is expected upon receipt unless otherwise agreed. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. References or advance payment may be requested of anyone ordering for the first time. All sold items remain the property of John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller until paid for in full. Postage is extra and will be via UPS or USPS unless otherwise requested.

PayPal is the prefered payment method but Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also gladly accepted: if paying by credit card please be sure to read and understand the descriptions of the books you are ordering, as substantial charges can be assessed on returns for which the buyer is responsible. Please also note that under standard terms of business, title does not pass to the purchaser until the purchase price has been paid in full.

ILAB dealers only may deduct their reciprocal discount, provided the account is paid in full within 30 days; thereafter the price is net.